- Weeks 1-2: Towards ‘Defining’ Colonialism, Settler Colonialism and Decolonizatio
- Weeks 3-4: Water is Life
- Weeks 5-6: Land is Everything
- Weeks 7-8: Identity, Kin, and Community
- Weeks 9-10: Womxn, Sexuality, and 2SLGBTQA+
- Weeks 11-12: Indigenous Art and Decolonization
Upon completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Describe how settler colonial realities shape current relations between the State and Indigenous Peoples and the role of decolonization in redefining these relations;
Critically reflect on positionality and its alignment with one’s roles and responsibilities in the struggle to decolonize;
Examine how colonization has shaped the histories and ongoing lived realities of specific groups of individuals including Indigenous women and 2SLGTBQA+ Peoples;
Analyze how colonial ideology constructs the land and water, and how decolonial theories/practices aim to restore and privilege Indigenous concepts and relationships with the physical world and prioritize land and water as fundamental to all issues, personal histories, and ontologies;
Examine how Indigenous and settler peoples work collaboratively to resist settler colonialism to move beyond it towards a different reality that centers balanced, respectful, and healthy ways of being; and
Discuss how Indigenous art intersects with Indigenous research and activism in ways that support Indigenous agency.
15% - Self-Location
15% - Relationship to Place Video
40% - Module Reflection (x6)
30% - Multimedia Creation
*Evaluation subject to change*
Michelle Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Textbook and Materials
All course readings, podcasts and videos will be available to you electronically via the course site.
Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours a week (120 hours per term) in study, listening and online activity for this course.